Since 2010, Agility Pakistan has donated to The Citizens’ Foundation’s (TCF), funding campus activities for students at local schools across Pakistan.
In 2019, Agility Pakistan covered 54% of the running costs for Saya Campus, located in Steel Town. The funding helped support administrative costs, school activities, field monitoring, and teacher training and transportation for 210 students. With Agility’s support, the Saya Campus was able to ensure that children from low income families living in the area receive good quality, affordable education, and also provides employment opportunities for school faculty. Our long-term support has meant support for close to 1,000 students over the last 9 years.
In 2020, Agility Pakistan covered the cost of uniforms and books for 200 students enrolled in the 20-21 academic year.
In 2021, Agility Pakistan supported training for teachers employed by TCF to give quality education to students across Pakistan. Agility also initiated a partnership with the Saylani Welfare International Trust, a local nonprofit, to support more than 100 women receive textile training with guaranteed job placement opportunities.
Pakistan houses the world’s second largest out of school population. TCF is a professionally managed, non-profit organization set up in 1995 by a group of citizens concerned with the dismal state of education in Pakistan. It is now one of Pakistan’s leading organizations in the field of formal education. As of 2014, TCF has established 1,000 purpose-built school units across 100 towns and cities, providing education to 145,000 students.
In 2020 and 2021, Agility Kuwait participated in the mentorship and training of more than 100 students enrolled in the LOYAC ‘KON’ Social Entrepreneurship Program in collaboration with Babson College-Boston, USA.
Agility has supported LOYAC and their multiple programs since 2006, this is fifth consecutive year where Agility has participated in the ‘KON’ program as part of its continued sponsorship of the organization. Agility invests in community initiatives globally, especially when it comes to education and digital literacy programs. The LOYAC’s KON Entrepreneurship program shifted to a digital platform and online learning in 2020 due to COVID-19. Agility employees in Kuwait welcomed students on a virtual tour of its 18K facility in Sulaibiya, over the course of four phases of their program in July and August, each year.
Through this long-standing partnership, Agility has mentored more than 300 students since 2017. LOYAC is a non-profit organization working towards the overall development of the youth. Since its partnership with Agility, the organization was able to reach more than 14,000 students through its programs. LOYAC designs and develops many programs to facilitate the professional development and personal growth of the youth, ages six to 30. KON is a six-week program that targets young adults, between the ages of 12 through 16, and encourages participants to transform their ideas into action, aiming to develop responsible business solutions to our community’s most pressing challenges. By the end of the program, students will be able to present their business ideas before a jury panel, in addition to a professor from Babson College.
Mariam Al Foudery, Group Chief Marketing Offices, says: “As one of Kuwait’s largest companies, Agility is deeply committed to the importance of training the next generation, and ensuring that they have the ‘on the job’ skills they need to succeed professionally. Agility has partnered with LOYAC for more than 10 years. We are deeply inspired by the organization’s commitment and vision when it comes to young people. I’m also inspired by LOYAC’s young students themselves. Our employees had the chance to mentor and work with LOYAC students over the years, and we’ve always been impressed with their brightness, their passion, and their desire to make a difference in the world and for the future of our country. We look forward to continuing to work with LOYAC closely.”
Every year, LOYAC students continue to think to the future and come up with sustainable solutions for their business plans.